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Leonard Hankerson
Player Profile:
Leonard Hankerson 821765
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS






CAREER: Arguably the best statistical season by a wide receiver in Miami history in 2010 ... Became just the third player in program history to record a 1,000-yard receiving season and the first to have 2,000 yards for a career and 1,000 in a season ... His 22 receiving touchdowns rank third all-time at Miami behind Michael Irvin (26) and Lamar Thomas (23) ... One of only three players in school history with back-to-back 800-yard receiving seasons (Irvin, Andre Johnson) ... Caught a pass in 26 straight games dating back to Sept. 7, 2009 ... Played in 41 games over his career (2007-2010) ... Earned First-Team All-ACC honors as a senior ... Wrapped up his career with 2,160 receiving yards on 134 receptions ... Named team most valuable player in final season.

2010 (SENIOR): Led Miami with career-high 1,156 receiving yards on a team-high 72 receptions ... Also the team leader with 13 receiving touchdowns ... His 13 receiving touchdowns set a Miami record, breaking Michael Irvin's mark of 11 set in 1986 ... In the regular-season finale vs. USF, he became just the third player in program history to record a 1,000-yard receiving season and the first to have 2,000 yards for a career and 1,000 yards in a season ... Owns single-season receiving totals in UM history with 1,156, passing Andre Johnson (2002-1,092) and Eddie Brown (1984-1,114) ... Ranked 12th in the nation in total receiving yards (1,156) and 16th in receiving yards per game (88.9) ... The ACC's leading receiver, averaging 88.9 yards per game ... Finished the season ranked second in the ACC in receptions per game (5.5) and ninth in the conference in all-purpose yards (1,156) ... Set single-game career highs in catches (9 vs. USF), yards (147 at Clemson), touchdowns (3, at Clemson) and long reception (79 yards, at Georgia Tech) ... Totaled four games with 100 or more receiving yards ... Caught passes for more than 50 yards in 12-of-13 games ... Six catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns vs. FAMU ... Caught seven balls at Ohio State for 90 yards ... Recorded seven catches for 147 yards and three touchdowns at Clemson ... Had six catches in four more games, including at Duke, at Virginia, vs. Virginia Tech and vs. Notre Dame ... Caught touchdown passes in six consecutive games from Oct. 16-Nov. 20 ... Started 11-of-13 games ... Averaged 16.1 yards per catch ... Named the ACC's Offensive Back of the Week after performance at Clemson.

2009 (JUNIOR): Led Miami with a career-high 801 receiving yards on a team-high 45 receptions ... Also the team leader with six receiving touchdowns ... Started 12 of 13 games and was only Hurricane receiver with a catch in all 13 games ... Had a catch of 20 or more yards in 12 of 13 games which includes three touchdown grabs of 20-plus yards ... Had 645 receiving yards in ACC games which is the second-most in the ACC ... Fifth-most receiving yards in the ACC with 773 yards ... Hauled in a career-high eight catches for a career-high 143 yards against Duke and also had seven catches for 92 yards at North Carolina, five catches for 97 yards at Wake Forest, five catches for 87 yards against Clemson, three catches for 79 yards at Virginia Tech and four catches for 72 yards at Florida State ... His 773 receiving yards are the most by a Hurricane receiver since Andre Johnson (1,092) in 2002 ... Averaged 17.8 yards per catch ... Had 60 or more receiving yards in seven of 12 games ... Had touchdown catches against Florida A&M, UCF, Clemson, Virginia, Duke and USF ... Had a catch of 30 or more yards in eight of 12 games including a career-long 52-yarder against Duke.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in eight games with starts coming vs. Florida State and NC State ... Had 11 receptions for 140 yards ... Caught a career-high three receptions three times - first against Charleston Southern, at Florida and against Florida State ... Had a career-best 44 receiving yards against Florida State ... Caught touchdown passes against Georgia Tech and Charleston Southern ... Had a career-long 41-yard reception against California in the Emerald Bowl.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in seven games and made two starts ... Caught six passes for 63 yards, including his first collegiate touchdown .... Played as a reserve wide receiver in his first collegiate game against Marshall, catching one pass for 10 yards ... Played as a reserve wide receiver, catching one pass for seven yards at Oklahoma ... Made his first collegiate start at wide receiver against FIU ... At Virginia Tech, had the best game of his freshman season, with two catches for 25 yards, including a one-yard TD reception from Kyle Wright for the first score of his career ... Started at Boston College and caught one pass for 13 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Selected the Class 6A-4A Broward County Male Athlete of the Year by the Miami Herald ... All-Broward County selection ... Helped his school to three straight Class 5A title games (scored on an 85-yard TD reception in 2006) ... Averaged more than 20 yards per catch his junior and senior seasons ... As a senior in 2006, caught 39 passes for 803 yards and 14 touchdowns ... As a junior, had 28 receptions for 606 yards, with 14 touchdowns ... Multi-sport star also played basketball and ran track ... Rated the No. 43 wide receiver nationally and the No. 20 player on the Florida Hot 100 by ... Ranked the No. 28 wide receiver by ... Rated the No. 27 player in Florida and the No. 26 wide receiver in the nation by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 33 player in the state by the St. Petersburg Times and the No. 73 player by the Orlando Sentinel ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Coached by George Smith (his position coach was former NFL star Cris Carter).


Receptions: 9, (vs. USF, 2010)
Receiving Yards: 147, (at Clemson, 2010)
Receiving Touchdowns: 3, (at Clemson, 2010)
Long Reception:
79, (at Georgia Tech, 2010

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